The Africa Collective evolved out of a conversation about the limitations of traditional, scholarly research on Africa and the constrained ability of scholars to reach a mainstream audience through traditional forms of knowledge production. It has since evolved into a broad collaboration between scholars, bloggers, activists, and entrepreneurs who do research, write, and speak about the continent. ... [selon les informations de l’éditeur]
This website gathers a montage of the archival sources gathered during Enriquo Martinos PHD. About a thousand two hundred items and counting hundreds of pages long, from fourteen archives in nine countries. The sources trace amongst other things, the migrants and labourers in and around the plantation island of Fernando Pó, moving along the intersections of the Spanish, British and French empires and through numerous societies in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon for most of the twentieth century. The button "Biblio" has to be pointed out, because it enables the user to read the orginal literature the Author has used for his research. ... [according to the site editor's information & editors ilissAfrica]
World War I mainly happened in Europe, but it didn't only happen to Europeans. World War I also happened outside Europe, and it did so because of Europeans. By digging into the archives of former colonial powers, the site brings into the light the underplayed African parts of the first global conflict. With photos, cartoons, maps and caricatures, not only does the site aim to challenge the boilerplate narrative of WWI but to change the usual narrators. ... [according to site editor's information]
Africa in Words is a blog that focuses on cultural production and Africa. They cover books, art, film, history, music, theatre, ideas and people and the ways they interact, through their publication and circulation, with societies, economies and space. [according to site editor's information]
"I document episodes of social dramas in South Africa and beyond. The intimate narratives address connections and disjunctions in the gendered micropolitics of everyday live. I did my best to translate my subjective experiences into an inter-subjective account. Yet, the latter is partial, fragmented and intimately tied to my own autobiography. This is a journey into ethnographic borderlands between the material and the imagined."...
Black Girl Ethnography (BGE) creatively documents the path towards becoming an ethnographer particularly from the perspective of, but not exclusive to, Black women. The content leans more towards those who use film, music and multi-media as a method of research and analysis. BGE posts everything from narratives detailing fieldwork experiences, book and film reviews, journal articles, original interviews with filmmakers and documentarians; to discussions with researchers about race, class, gender, and globalization, in Africa and the African Diaspora. Kimberly Bernita Ross from Michigan State University is the blog administrator. ... [according to site editor's information]
Blog by Prof. Adamu, Nigeria, about popular culture and especially literature in Northern Nigeria (Hausa). Unfortunately, the last entry is of June 2007. See for the table of contents concerning articles written. [editors ilissAfrica]